RE: [Histonet] Waste on Benchmark XT

From:"Mary McCoy"

Each Waste Water Treatment System have their own standards.  Most MSDS sheets say to check with your local Waste Water Treatment Plant for local regulations. They will approve or not whether any chemical can be put down the drain. Most do not allow Xylene as it is not miscible with water and is so flammable, but some might allow formalin or dilute amounts of DAB.
Mary McCoy HTL(ASCP)
Supervisor of Pathology Services
Lakeland Regional Health System
St. Joseph MI 49098
(269) 982-4891 

>>> "Laurie Colbert"  10/7/2008 10:19 AM >>>
We have the same hazardous waste company that picks up our formalin,
alcohol, xylene waste pick up all of the waste from the Benchmarks.

Laurie Colbert

-----Original Message-----
[] On Behalf Of Senn,
Amy R
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 5:34 AM
Subject: [Histonet] Waste on Benchmark XT


From: Senn, Amy R 
Sent: Tuesday, October 07, 2008 8:33 AM
To: Senn, Amy R

Hello Histoland,

We have a Benchmark XT.  The sales rep told us it was ok to dump the
waste down the drain.  THEN we were told that the waste is hazardous and
actually causes mutant changes in lab animals.  (wow, I could turn into
Rogue or Storm! My luck, I'd be Beast or Toad . . . . .)

Anyway, can I get some feedback from you guys about how you dispose of
the waste from the Benchmark XT?  We had someone here to test it, but
we're still waiting for results.


Amy, Camp Hill PA

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